Parents Accuse R.Kelly Of Holding Their Daughters In His “Sex-Obsessed” Homes
R. Kelly is being accused of having multiple women in his Chicago and Atlanta homes that he controls and manipulates in a situation described as a “cult.” These allegations stem from parents and supposedly former members of his inner circle. What the?!! Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.
Parents’ Claims Against R. Kelly
A woman named “J” says she first met the ‘Pied Piper’ backstage at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on May 23rd 2015. Her daughter (who, for the record, is a young adult) was a music artist and she was beyond excited that her daughter’s career was headed to the next level. R. Kelly allegedly met her daughter backstage at a Atlanta concert and invited her to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Despite hearing about R. Kelly’s sexual allegations, “J” wasn’t concerned because she believed that R. Kelly’s intentions were from a business standpoint:
“When we got to go backstage with R. Kelly, we stayed there over two hours,” said J to Buzz Feed. “One-on-one with just me and my daughter and him. We went back to talk about the music. He listened to her CD. He was going to help her with her CD, and I was really impressed with him at first, because I have always been an R. Kelly fan.”
However, according “J,” things changed and she, along with her husband, Tim, are desperately trying to get her daughter home, because they believe that their daughter is being held against her will in a cult-like atmosphere. While “J” has consulted with the police, the police don’t feel like it’s a ‘missing person’ case because their daughter’s an adult and appears to be doing fine. Feeling defeated, “J” misses her daughter and wants her home. The last time J. saw her daughter was Dec. 1, 2016.
“It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible,” ‘J’ said. “I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening.”
3 Women Claiming To Be Former Members Of Kelly’s Camp Make More Claims
“J” and “Tim” aren’t the only people claiming that R. Kelly is holding women hostage. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — provided details supporting the parents’ worst fears. When he’s not performing, Kelly splits his time between his suburban Atlanta home and Trump Tower in Chicago. Mack, Jones, and McGee spoke with BuzzFeed News to share what R. Kelly’s life is like offstage.
Calling R. Kelly a “puppet master,” Mack claims that the women quickly find out that living with R.Kelly is not a form of paradise, but prison. The women have to allegedly ask for permission to use the bathroom and even to eat. Mack- who worked as Kelly’s personal assistant for a year and a half, starting in 2013- has remained in touch with some members of his inner circle and shared alarming information with Buzz Feed News:
“The women in Kelly’s entourage initially think ‘This is R. Kelly, I’m going to live a lavish lifestyle,'” said Mack. “No. You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom. … [Kelly] is a master at mind control. … He is a puppet master.”
Jones and McGee both said they lived with Kelly at one point and had sexual relationships with the star at different times over the past five years before leaving. Both ladies are claiming that they were treated like slaves and controlled by Kelly, who would not let them take photos with him, or of their surroundings. In addition, he says they controlled their phones and their use of social media.
According to Mack, Jones, and McGee, the women living in Kelly’s Duluth, Georgia, “guest house” or his Chicago recording studio last summer included:
- A 31-year-old “den mother” who “trained” newcomers on how Kelly liked to be pleasured sexually. She had been best friends since high school with the girl in the videotape for which Kelly was tried in 2008. She recently parted ways with Kelly, these sources say.
- A 25-year-old woman who also has been part of Kelly’s scene for seven years.
- A recent arrival, a 19-year-old model who has been photographed in public with Kelly and named on music gossip websites — a rarity among the women in his circle.
- An Atlanta songwriter who began her relationship with Kelly around 2009, when she was 19. (She is now 26.)
- And an 18-year-old singer from Polk County, Florida. Mack said the Florida singer is Kelly’s “favorite — his number-one girl.
“R. Kelly is the sweetest person you will ever want to meet,” McGee said. “But Robert is the devil.”
According to Mack, Jones, and McGee, the women are called his “babies” and they must call him “daddy.” Kelly films his sexual activities, McGee and Jones said, and shows the videos to men in his circle. However, the women are not allowed to look sexy around these men, instead, they have to wear jogging suits and face the wall when other men are around. If the women break any of Kelly’s “rules,” Mack and Jones said, he punishes them physically and verbally. All of the women in Kelly’s inner circle are of legal age — the age of consent is 17 in Illinois and 16 in Georgia — despite Kelly’s history of allegations against him regarding his sexual conduct with women.
“I got trapped, said former insider Jones. I had people telling me I was an idiot. But it took me a long time to realize they were right, and I’m talking now because I hope I can help some of these other girls.”
R. Kelly’s Lawyer Speaks Out
Linda Mensch, a civil lawyer in Chicago who represents R. Kelly, responded via email to the accusations outlined in the Buzz Feed story.
“We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life,” Mensch wrote. “He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be. It is interesting that stories and tales debunked many years ago turn up when his goal is to stop the violence; put down the guns; and embrace peace and love. I suppose that is the price of fame. Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a personal life. Please respect that.”
Laaaawwwwd…we don’t know what’s true or not, but Kellz probably should speak up and tell his side of the story real soon.
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